Vocational Scholarship

Ballard Elks Lodge #827

VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY: Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, live in the greater Seattle area, and planning to pursue a vocational/technical education.

Proof of registration at a school/progam must be provided to the Ballard Elks prior to funds being distributed. Funds may only be used for the required costs of applicant’s planned course of study (tuition, fees, books, supplies) and will be paid directly to the school or program attending.

DEFINITIONS:

While the terms profession and vocation are often used interchangeably, the following is provided as a general guide when reviewing applications;

A profession is one that is typically earned through a four year or longer course of study at the university level. Examples are: accounting, law, teaching, architecture, nursing*, pharmacy, medicine, finance, the clergy and engineering.

A vocation is generally thought of as requiring a certain amount of physical skill along with technical knowledge. Examples are: pipe fitting, sheet metal, machinist, electrician, electronics, HVAC/heating and cooling specialist, auto and diesel mechanic, bricklayer, carpenter, cement mason, insulator, barber, hair stylist, etc. The technical knowledge is normally attained through a trade school or community college.

*nursing at the LPN level, licensed practical nurse, can be accepted as vocational, but the RN, Registered Nurse, should be considered a profession.

These definitions are provided as general guidance when determining whether a person should be applying for a Vocational Grant.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Applications and all supporting documents must be in English.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis and as vocational scholarship funds are available
  • Submit online application at ballardelks.org/vocationalscholarship and attach the following:
    • Proof of registration for vocational program (if enrolled at time of application).
    • One letter of recommendation from a current or former instructor, or employer.
    • Two references that are available by phone.
    • School transcripts, Armed Forces, Vocational Aptitude, GED test scores and grade or work records may be included
    • Any copies of exhibits of achievement in scholarship, leadership, athletics, community service or other activities.
    • Do not include photos of applicant

AWARDS ARE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:

  1. FINANCIAL NEED
  2. MOTIVATION & SKILLS- Showing aptitude for chosen vocation
  3. APPLICATION- completed per instructions

AWARD RECIPIENT INFORMATION:

  • Award is subject to cancellation or withdrawal if applicant’s conduct is contrary to the principles of law and morality supported by the Elks.
  • The recipient must approve to have their name published in Elks newsletter and have the ability to attend an awards dinner.
Vocational Scholarship Application

Vocational Scholarship Application

First
Last
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Date of Birth
Place of Birth (City, State, Country)
Age
If not Born in the United States, give date and place of naturalization :
Washington Drivers License Number
Passport Number if applicable
Name of High School Attended
Address
Street
Street
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Address of GED School
Street
Street
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Name Vocational/Technical Schools/Community Colleges or Other Schools, Attended or Now Attending:
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Name Vocational/Technical Schools/Community Colleges or Other Schools, Attended or Now Attending:
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
College or Vocational School Planning to Attend:
Street
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Name of course you will be studying
Activities you are involved in (School or Civic)
(List employer, address, date of employment, person to contact about employment, phone, job title)
Dollar Amount
Dollar amount
Total dollar amount
Expected student work or study income - dollar amount
Expected Other Scholarships/Grants/Loans - dollar amount
Total of above Income - dollar amount
(TOTAL EXPENSE MINUS TOTAL INCOME): dollar amount
Applicants gross annual income before taxes: dollar amount
Signature
Date of Signature
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